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|Campaign and Dates|
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 to 5 April 1945
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|22 to 29 September 1945||1 to 6 October 1945|
|22 to 25 October 1945||18 to 29 November 1945|
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|USS Montauk (LSV-6)
|84k||USS Montauk (LSV-6) photographed while underway, 30 May 1944, by a blimp from Houma, LA., departing on her ferry voyage to
New York for conversion to an LSV. The ship, completed to essentially her original design, retains her low net layer stern. The boom for her large crane is stowed
there as cargo. The net layer design did not include davits for the boats
U.S. National Archives, RG-80-G, Photo No. 80-G-271295, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|50k||USS Montauk (LSV-6) underway, date and location unknown.||Robert Hurst|
|21k||USS Montauk (LSV-6) underway off New York soon after completion of her LSV conversion in October 1944. Her camouflage is Measure 31 Design 18L
US Navy photo
|Hyperwar US Navy in World War II web site|
|101k||USS Montauk (LSV-6) underway off New York soon after completion of her LSV conversion in October 1944.
US Navy photo # NH 104262 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|US Naval Historical Center|
|119k||USS Montauk (LSV-6) underway off New York, 12 October 1944, after completion of her LSV conversion. Configuration changes included mounting a pair of twin 40mm guns in place of her No.2 5"/38 mount, and a single 5"/38 mount aft in place of the original twin.
Photo and text from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman.
|54k||USS Montauk (LSV-6) moored pierside, date and location unknown.||Amphibious Forces World War II web site|
|79k||USS Montauk (LSV-6) at anchor, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from the collections of the US Navy Memorial.
|33k||USS Montauk (LSV-6) at anchor, date and location unknown||Russ Padden|
|USS Galilea (AKN-6)
|88k||USS Galilea (AKN-6) at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, Charleston, S.C., 17 February 1947. The yard is preparing the ship for inactivation following cancellation of her conversion to a net cargo ship in December 1946. There is little evidence of the conversion in this photo; most of the alterations were at the stern or inside the ship.
US Navy photo # NH 104250 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|US Naval Historical Center|
|161k||USS Galilea (AKN-6), 26 September 1947, moored in reserve at the US Naval Reserve Fleet berthing area Charleston, S.C.,
following cancellation of her conversion to a Net Cargo Ship. Note the partially completed reconfiguration of her stern, including the openings in the upper deck and
relocation of the after twin 40 mm mounts and directors. The destroyer tender alongside is
USS Tidewater (AD-31).
US National Archives photo # 80-G-279294 (RG-80-G), a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|53k||Visible to the starboard of USS Adirondack (AGC-15) in the James River Reserve Fleet, 27 May 1962 is the stern of USS Galilea (AKN-6) and the bow of USS Libra (AKA-12). The stern of Galilea shows the condition of the ship when her conversion from LSV to AKN was canceled incomplete in December 1946.
Libra and a few other early AKAs can be recognized by the heavy central kingposts added to the goalpost masts forward and aft of the bridge.
US Navy photo # NH 66856 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center. Courtesy of the Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia. Ted Stone Collection
|01||CDR. Boileau, Alfred Reno USN||6 October 1944 - 12 February 1945|
|01||CAPT. Shanklin, Elliot West USN (25)||12 February 1945 - ?|
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